Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence by James W. Jones
In this pioneering book, the religion professor who is also a clinical psychologist challenges Freud's vision of religion as one-way conversion. Using examples of clinical cases, James W. Jones argues…
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In this pioneering book, the religion professor who is also a clinical psychologist challenges Freud's vision of religion as one-way conversion. Using examples of clinical cases, James W.
Jones argues instead that religious experiences, doctrines and practices reflect the internal inner patterns that make up our own sense. He concludes with a discussion of the nature of religion, bringing these theologians, philosophers and psychologists such as Otto, Paul, Telisch and Popper into a multidisciplinary dialogue.
"provocative." - Select "[A] a useful overview of the current state of understanding and psychological analysis of religious experience." - W. Maysner, MD, Theological Studies "A careful study of contemporary literature on the theory of religion and inter-object relations and an original contribution to those literature" - Diane Gunte Pace, Review of Religious Studies.
The case studies distinguish his work from other works in this genre. "- John McDrag" The theory of objective relations is at the forefront of work in psychoanalysis and religion Jones offers so clearly with minimal terminology, and it relates to fundamental religious issues in a new way and knowledge.